How do you make money when you give your product away for free? Let’s consider the common open-source business models, and explore the viability of supporting development entirely through sponsorships.Read More To Fund WordPress Plugin Development Through Sponsorship, or More Traditional Models?
I recently created an Open Collective in order to fund development of my plugin Print My Blog. Here’s its pitch for why the plugin users should elect to donate to the collective. I’m posting here to gather feedback on my ideas, not so to extract money out of people who don’t even use the plugin. […]Read More Why Users Should Pay for My WordPress Plugin (Even When it’s Totally Free)
This morning, I received my first financial support for developing the WordPress plugin Print My Blog on Open Collective. Upon seeing the email informing me of that, I’ve had a whole host of feelings… yes, from a donation of $20. Here they are… Elated This came first. This was the first ever donation I’ve received. […]Read More My 10 Feelings Upon Receiving $20 (for a WordPress Plugin)
WordPress is experiencing a cultural change in order to adopt “modern best practices.” But are these changes leaving “small d” developers behind?Read More Are WordPress’ “Small d” Developers Getting Left Behind by “Modern Best Practices”?
Making a WordPress plugin available in a user’s preferred language used to be more complicated. Now it’s really easy. I want to share the up-to-date way (as of 2019) to get your plugin ready for translating into everyone’s languages. I’ll skip the complexities of translations and get right to it. 1. Set Your Plugin’s Minimum […]Read More The Really Easy Way to Make a WordPress Plugin Translation-Ready
These 6 steps will prevent 99% of hacking attempts on your WordPress website, and most of them only require a click or two, and aren’t very technical. Of course, we all want to keep our website secure and not get hacked. It’s not fun when a hacker takes control of your website… But we also […]Read More 6 Essential Steps To Keep WordPress From Getting Hacked
This is an email I sent a friend who’s shopping around for a new career path, and I wanted to describe the “WordPress World” I work in. Hi I really have no idea if the type of work I do would be of interest to you, but I’m happy to try to share about it […]Read More Introduction to the WordPress World
At a cafe, I met up with some local folks making their living building sites with WordPress. For me it was especially good getting a bit of a reality check, and hear what was important to them. Besides having a good time socializing (which most of us admitted we rarely do, especially on topics related […]Read More Meeting with WordPress Professionals